Nicoya’s board portfolio includes leading on the women’s service and on equality, diversity, and inclusion. Her aim is to support the team in delivering the women’s service, but also to promote other services for women across Lincolnshire, leading partnerships with other organisations.
Nicoya gained an MBA from the University of Lincoln in 2012, having got her initial MA in 1981. She has worked as a careers adviser and as a partnership manager with local councils. She was also Chair of Lincolnshire Credit Union for three years.
She joined the LAT board as her work with the charity in the past meant she knew what a fabulous team they have, a team that is recognised for its expertise and skill. She says the most inspiring part of her role is meeting the staff across the organisation as it fills her with awe.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
“Don’t be afraid to take up opportunities that come your way. Saying ‘yes’ can open up new worlds.”
What’s your favourite motto?
“A stitch in time saves nine. In other words, don’t procrastinate.”
What do you like to do in your spare time?
“I have two black Labradors, which I love taking for long walks all over the local area. I have always loved books and read every day. I am a member of the Lindum Bookshop book club.”